Topic: Steve Greatwood

GameDay: As Oregon’s games become more competitive, backups see playing time disappear

By on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 11:04 am.

Of all the crazy numbers Oregon has put up in the past few years, perhaps the most unbelievable one is this: four. That’s the number of fourth quarters starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has appeared in during his career. This season, Mariota hasn’t played in any fourth quarters, and he’s not alone. Due to the enormous […]


GameDay: Success starts and finishes with the offensive line

By on Thursday, Sep. 26 at 1:35 pm.

You won’t see them in the box score, on highlight reels or at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Most are relatively unknown and don’t get as much credit as they deserve. But the members of Oregon’s offensive line have the ability to ultimately determine the success or failure of every given play. The Ducks’ front five […]


Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich talks bye week, defensive prowess

By on Monday, Sep. 23 at 8:09 pm.

Fresh off the first bye week of the season, Oregon football got back to business Monday, beginning preparations for its Pac-12 opener against California this weekend. “Today was a really good effort,” Mark Helfrich said following practice. “Everybody had a little spring in [their] step, hopefully that’s an indication of being fresh.” The Ducks had […]


Oregon football practice recap: Depth chart still undecided, Greatwood praises offensive line

By on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 3:07 pm.

Oregon’s final football scrimmage before its season opener took place Thursday morning with a focus on getting younger players several reps and getting the team ready for week one by executing in-game situations. “Got a bunch of looks at young guys in every situation,” head coach Mark Helfrich said. “We did down and distance stuff, […]


Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s offensive lines

By on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:29 pm.

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — The Ducks’ offensive line was one of the team’s most bruised and battered units in 2012. Coach […]